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DairyAlbaniaTolin wants to invest on a dairy cow and your loan will help him achieve that. He is a married father of a 4-year-old daughter and has been photographed with her. He’s been...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaVanna, 44 years old, is a mother of three children, one of them in school. She lives in Kampong Cham province. Her family's sources of income have come from growing cassava...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorAna, 51 years old, lives in her own house with her family. For eight years she has owned a diner, located near her house in an area with many passers-by. She has many custo...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorSalvador, 59 years old, lives with his wife and daughter in a house he owns. He works in agriculture and has planted corn and beans for more than 26 years. He sells his pro...Read their story >
ArtsEl SalvadorMaría is single and lives with her daughter. When faced with the responsibility of taking care of a family 20 years ago, she started her own business at home, which consis...Read their story >
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